Daytona Beach, FL Real Estate News

By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
The Plaza Resort & SpaGot a phone call from a New Yorker. She read my old blog from 2008 about The Plaza Resort & Spa. Wow, that’s a very old one.But The Plaza is still standing, and, funny enough, the units in this condo-hotel are unbelievably affordable. Yes, they are not as they were at the lowest point, but, honestly, they are again very close to the lowest point. Below is the table showing you resales of units in the resort since they have converted it to a condo-hotel in 2005-2006. This is the reason there were so few resales in 2005-2007. But then the crisis started creeping in. 2009 and 2015 were pathetic. Interestingly, when in March 2013 the prices for condo-hotels and condos started going up like a dough on good yeast, we thought that it was the end of the crisis…But it could...
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By Joyce Marsh, Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury
(Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC)
Buying A New Construction Home in Daytona Beach Florida is different than purchasing a resale home.  There will be many decisions to be made, and you need a licensed Real Estate professional to help guide you along the way... What You Need to Know before you Visit the Sales Center 1.  When searching for a new home, one of the decisions you will need to make is whether you want to purchase a "resale" home or a "brand new" home. 2.  If you are considering a "brand new" home is it best to have your own Real Estate professional represent you before you go to their sales office. 3.  If you decide that you would like to have your "own" Realtor, then you must remember that your agent must be registered with the builder first before you schedule a meeting or tour the model homes. Schedule your ...
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By Joyce Marsh, Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury
(Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC)
.  Hire the Right Real Estate AgentInterview several Real Estate Agents that specialize in properties in your price range  For Example:  Don't hire an Agent because of they advertise handling a large number of low priced transactions when you are trying to sell a luxury home. Hire an Agent that specializes in the type of home you are selling All Agents are not created equal, just like any other profession. Ask to review their proposed Marketing Plan for your home. Professional photography, Extensive Website placement Combination of Print and Internet Marketing, virtual tours etc. If their plan is to just place a sign in the yard, and enter your home in the mls, keep interviewing Agents. Hire an Agent with experience negotiating complex transactions.  Real Estate Transactions are becomin...
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By Joyce Marsh, Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury
(Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC)
  Holiday Safety for Children and PetsWe all enjoy the holidays and love giving holiday plants and decorating our homes but many of these can be toxic to humans and pets. Remember plastic or artificial flowers and decorations can be harmful to children and pets also. Here are some popular holiday plants and their toxic effects: Amaryllis hippeastrum Eating the bulb can cause abdominal pain. Christmas Trees Cedar Ingesting the bark can cause abdominal pain. The sap may cause an itchy skin rash.  Holly Berries - Eating 1 or 2 berries should be OK. More than 2 berries can cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Minnesota Poison Control says 20 berries can kill a child. Jerusalem Cherry - Ingesting can cause vomiting, skin redness, drowsiness or restlessness, and hallucination...
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By Joyce Marsh, Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury
(Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC)
  I am thankful for the beautiful tropical plants and trees that are abundant here in Florida. As far back as I can remember, I have always had a love affair with beautiful plants and trees.  When I relocated to Florida I was amazed at all of the new tropical varieties that were growing here and how big they were.  That really surprised me.  Much different from the northeast although I still love many of the beautiful trees and plants that grow there as well. I am still learning about the varieties of palms and plants, many species are native to Florida and thrive in our climate. With lots of rain, humidity and sunshine, we have the perfect environment for these beautiful plants to grow and thrive.  Year round we have lush green grass and blooming plants. I have a variety of plants such...
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By Joyce Marsh, Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury
(Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC)
MAX DAYTONALUXURY OCEANFRONT CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, FLORIDACall Joyce Marsh at 386-299-8291MAX DAYTONA introduces a new, distinctive and striking contemporary architecture to Daytona. Your high rise home features nine foot ceilings (11 feet at the top floor), energy efficient glass façades, enduring reinforced concrete construction, high levels of sound proofing and designer specified fixtures and finishes.Select from three floor plans – OCEAN, AQUA and SUNSET – and three carefully curated interior design schemes – SUN, SAND or SURF – each crafted to appeal to your personal style for timeless enjoyment with those you love. Please contact Joyce Marsh Real Estate at JoyceMarshHomes@gmail.com or 386-299-8291 for additional information about this exciting new luxury con...
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By Joyce Marsh, Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury
(Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC)
  Wonderful opportunity to own a direct riverfront vacant lot in the Daytona Beach area of Central FloridaDAYTONA BEACH AREA in Central Florida - RIVERFRONT LOT WITH MILLION DOLLAR VIEWS! Build Your Custom DREAM HOME and DOCK on this Direct HALIFAX RIVER Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway property that is 90' wide x 153'. This is a beautiful piece of property located in the heart of North Daytona Beach directly on the INTRACOASTAL RIVER. Wake up to enjoy incredible sunrises and amazing views each and every day. Partially cleared and ready for you to bring your own builder and build your new custom dream home on this riverfront lot with Riparian Rights and a Coquina Sea Wall in place. This is a prime location close to the new Daytona Beach and LPGA Blvd new development surge. Nearby shopping...
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By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Riverplace One HundredRiverplace One Hundred is a residential condo in Daytona Beach located at the intersection of Peninsula Drive and Silver Beach Ave, which takes you from the ocean to over the Memorial Bridge. The Bridge has been closed for nearly 2 years now, as the County is rebuilding this one of the last drawbridges, replacing it with a gorgeous high bridge. We will have to wait until 2019.But this post is not about the beauty, today's or tomorrows. It is about real estate values, it is about the values of condos in Riverplace One Hundred.Active ListingsThere are only 3 units for sale in the building. All of them are 2-bedroom units. Prices start from $139K, then $145K and the most expensive unit is $174,900 asking price.Unit 802, which is a 3-bedroom unit with a decent view of ...
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By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Riverplace One HundredRiverplace One Hundred is a direct riverfront condominium in Daytona Beach. A 117-unit 9-story condo was built as an apartment building in 1973 and later was converted to a condominium.It is on the corner of Silver Beach Ave., and Peninsula Dr. Silver Beach takes you over the bridge to the mainland, but right now the bridge is in the process of being replaced, so we will most probably not be able to use it for another year.But when it is all done, this is going to be the nicest bridge in the area. It is simply gorgeous, and I can’t wait to see it completed. But I digress…I remember the Hurricanes of 2004, specifically the first one, Charley, which came from Florida’s West Coast and smashed into Daytona- Palm Coast area as a weakening hurricane. I was in Pendleton C...
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By Joyce Marsh, Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury
(Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC)
Sold at 316 Tuscany Chase Drive, Daytona Beach Florida The Address in 316 Tuscany Chase Drive, Daytona Beach Florida 32118  This is a beautiful 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 2 Car Garage home.  A Gorgeous Kitchen with Granite, 2nd Floor Bonus Room, and a Beautiful Backyard are just a few of the many features of this home.  Too late for this home, but there are others available.  For more information about other homes in Tuscany Woods, please contact Joyce Marsh at 386-299-8291 or JoyceMarshHomes@gmail.com or Megan Marsh MeganMarshHomes@gmail.com 386-679-5511  Joyce Marsh Homes & Lifestyles is a Leader in Luxury and Waterfront Real Estate in the central Florida area. We work exclusively with home sellers and home buyers. Expertise in luxury home marketing. An award winning real estate professiona...
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By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
We are shopping at Aldi. We love this place. The new Aldi is across from Sam’s Club and Super Walmart, and it is so convenient to have all of them in practically one location. Plus there is Bravo very close.By the time we go through the register, the downpour starts. It is this Florida rain, where you do not see anything, but it is short, you just wait a little bit and it subsides and stops soon, and the sun is back…We are not particularly in a hurry, so we are standing by the wall of glass looking at the rain, people running to their cars…When it slows down, my wife turns to me:- It is already not bad, go and get the car.Well, I have no intention of getting there right now, as in 3-5 minutes it is going to be much quieter. So I turn to her:- You go. Here’s the key.She looks into the wi...
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By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Peck Plaza Condominium is one of the buildings that were severely damaged by hurricane Matthew in October 2016.The Hurricane and ensued lengthy restoration project has displaced owners and tenants in 100 units in the area tallest 343-foot building. It also severely damaged Top of Daytona, the well-known top-floor restaurant, and bar.Displaced owners are still paying our mortgages. And large assessments are coming.The building was closed for a $10 million restoration project. A sizable part of it would be insurance money, and sizable part – Special Assessment. It is still not finished, and it would probably take a few more months. They should have been done by now, but Hurricane Irma blew out 9 windows, and 11 sliding doors, plus caused some water damage. As far as I understand, there wa...
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By Joyce Marsh, Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury
(Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC)
  Joyce Marsh Presents... The Florida Fun Coast offers Golf, River, and Ocean View Lifestyles in the Greater Daytona Beach area in Volusia County Florida.. Situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Halifax River, this area offers a variety of Oceanfront, Ocean View, and Riverview and Golf Condos in a variety of price ranges, sizes and amenities. Joyce Marsh and her Team can assist you with your search for a new oceanfront, oceanview or riverfront condominium in throughout the Greater Daytona Beach area. Volusia or Flagler Counties. Buying or Selling Contact the Joyce Marsh Team JoyceMarshHomes@gmail.com | 386-299-8291 | Joyce Marsh Homes & Lifestyles is a Leader in Luxury and Waterfront Real Estate in the central Florida area. We work exclusively with home sellers and home buyers. Exp...
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By Joyce Marsh, Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury
(Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC)
Sale Now Pending at 316 Tuscany Chase Drive, Daytona Beach Florida The Address in 316 Tuscany Chase Drive, Daytona Beach Florida 32118  This is a beautiful 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 2 Car Garage home.  A Gorgeous Kitchen with Granite, 2nd Floor Bonus Room, and a Beautiful Backyard are just a few of the many features of this home.  Too late for this home, but there are others available.  For more information about other homes in Tuscany Woods, please contact Joyce Marsh at 386-299-8291 or JoyceMarshHomes@gmail.com or Megan Marsh MeganMarshHomes@gmail.com 386-679-5511  Joyce Marsh Homes & Lifestyles is a Leader in Luxury and Waterfront Real Estate in the central Florida area. We work exclusively with home sellers and home buyers. Expertise in luxury home marketing. An award winning real estate...
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By Joyce Marsh, Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury
(Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC)
Top 25 Places People Are Moving to in 2018 US News & World Report has ranked Daytona Beach No. 7 on its list of the "25 Best Places Are Moving To in 2018" The ranking includes all of Volusia and Flagler Counties and is based on net migration.Other Florida metro areas that made the Top 25 list included Lakeland (No. 9), Melbourne (No. 10), Tampa (No. 12), and Jacksonville (No. 21) Daytona Beach Number 7 Most Popular Place to MovePhoto courtesy of US News & World Report  https://realestate.usnews.com/real-estate/slideshows/the-best-places-people-are-moving-to  
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By Joyce Marsh, Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury
(Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC)
  Bring Your Own Builder - Riverfront Lot For Sale Daytona Beach Area - Rare Offering$399,000 USD - Build Now or Buy For Investment   Daytona Beach area riverfront lot with amazing views. Opportunity to build a custom dream home and your own dock on the direct Intracoastal Waterway Halifax River property that measures 90' wide x 153' deep. This is a beautiful piece of property located north of Daytona Beach. Riparian Rights and a Coquina Sea Wall in place.   MLS# 1043161 - $399,000 USD - 90'x153' Contact Joyce Marsh JoyceMarshHomes@gmail.com - 386-299-8291 for more information 
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By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
We do remodeling and finding trades is always an issue. Easier with high-end remodeling. We would turn to Sita Construction, and you can’t dream of a better GC than Rick Sita or his son Enrico, who is also a G.C. But when we deal with very inexpensive condos, we have to be very careful not to come out too costly and make the condo impossible to sell.We used to hire excellent tile guys, but then they would start growing, hiring help, and soon taking on bigger projects. The guys no longer laying tile themselves, so the quality is suffering.Lately, we noticed that our guy, who worked on a few on our condos was no longer laying tiles. He had young guys, and they were not great at that at all. It started hurting us. They were all smiles but were cutting corners here and there, and it was tro...
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By Joyce Marsh, Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury
(Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC)
Jimmy Buffett's Signature DrinkIngredients1 oz. Margaritaville Tequila Gold1/2 oz. Margaritaville Tequila Silver1/2 oz. triple sec1/2 oz. orange curaçao1/2 oz. lime juice2 lime wedgesDirections 1. Rim margarita glass with salt (optional)2. Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Squeeze lime on top, then drop wedges in3. Cover, shake vigorously, and pour.As many of you already know, Jimmy Buffett is developing Latitude Margaritaville in Daytona Beach Florida  As a local Daytona Beach Realtor I can assist you if you would like to learn more about this community or about relocating to the greater Daytona Beach area.  Here's the link to the article from Instyle Magazine with the recipe.https://www.instyle.com/lifestyle/food-drink/jimmy-buffett-margarita-recipe
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By Joyce Marsh, Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury
(Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC)
 One of only a Few Remaining Vacant Lots Available on the Halifax RiverReduced Price - $399,000 - Direct Riverfront Building Lot on the Atlantic Intracoastal WaterwayZoned for Single Family - Bring your own builder - Build now or Save For Future Investment - 90' x 153'Build your custom dream home and dock on this Direct Halifax River Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway lot with riparian rights.  This is a beautiful piece of property located in the heart of North Daytona Beach directly on the Intracoastal Waterway with Million Dollar Views. Wake up to enjoy incredible sunrises and amazing views each and every day.  Partially cleared and ready for you to bring your own builder for your custom new dream home on this few remaining riverfront lots available. Listed by Joyce Marsh, Premier Sotheby...
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By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Daytona Condo FinancingEven though we very rarely deal with mortgages, and this is the nature of a resort market, where buyers usually purchase condos as vacation homes and pay cash, time from time we end up working with a buyer, who needs financing.It usually starts with “I have good credit, and my bank told me that there would be no problem to finance a condo”.We have to tell them that while they may have perfect credit, it is only half of what they need. They also need the condo they like to qualify for a mortgage, and their score, no matter how great it is, can’t help it.I don’t really want to get into the nitty-gritty of financing condos in Florida, but here are some general points when we discuss condo financing. There are conventional loans, and there are FHA insured loans (VA, t...
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